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Lawsuit stirs renewed Teflon fears

Apr 20, 2006
A federal lawsuit filed in Delaware alleges that drinking water supplies near a DuPont facility in New Jersey have been contaminated with chemicals used to make Teflon. As Sarah Gardner reports, the suit may raise serious safety questions about the common household chemical.
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Who's behind that diagnosis?

Apr 20, 2006
A new study states that every psychiatric expert involved in writing the standard diagnostic criteria for mood and psychotic disorders had financial ties to drug companies that sell medications for those illnesses. Helen Palmer reports.
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Keeping counterfeit drugs off shelves

Apr 20, 2006
Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at efforts to prevent counterfeit prescription drugs from reaching consumers.<br /><b>Latest in a series: The Price of Piracy.</b>
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Free drug programs can continue

Apr 19, 2006
Drug manufacturers have received word that they can continue giving free medicine to poor people, even those enrolled in the new Medicare drug benefit. Helen Palmer reports.
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Study: Health problems persist among poor hurricane evacuees

Apr 18, 2006
A new study says that Hurricane Katrina evacuees still living in temporary government housing are suffering from high rates of chronic illnesses and mental problems. Helen Palmer reports.
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AMA: Insurance consolidation = higher premiums

Apr 18, 2006
A new study from the American Medical Association finds that consolidation in the health insurance industry has led to higher premiums for consumers. Lisa Napoli reports.
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Low-cost malaria treatment

Apr 14, 2006
Malaria is one of the developing world's deadliest diseases, but Helen Palmer reports on a new partnership between the private and non-profit sectors to develop a low-cost treatment.
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First Massachusetts, now Texas?

Apr 14, 2006
The Lone Star State is home to the nation's largest percentage of full-time workers without health insurance. As part of efforts to change that, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has proposed offering businesses an incentive to provide employees with health coverage. Ben Philpott has more.
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The Vioxx effect

Apr 13, 2006
The legal troubles of the once popular pain medication have sapped investor enthusiasm for drug company shares. Cheryl Glaser reports.
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Trans fats across the globe

Apr 13, 2006
A new report concludes MacDonald's fries in much of the US contain considerably more harmful trans fats than Mickey D's popular potatoes in other parts of the world. Ashley Milne-Tyte tells us why.
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